Tuesday, 6 April 2010
Culture, Identity and Experience are currently the main focuses of my art practice. Process is also a huge element in my work, exploring new ways of using materials and creating unusual outcomes, or reversing traditional processes. For example, I have used photogram's as an altering process for textiles. By making the textile piece’s, photogramming them and them introducing other elements of textiles in the darkroom process.
This is the installation which i present my textile piece's alongside. The space is filled with text from the interview's and research that i had done for this project. the entire space was covered in text, even the floor, chairs, table etc. I wanted the viewer to feel bombarded with information, as this is how i felt making this piece.
I have been using stitch to create portraits of people that i have interviewed. In the images above i used standard stitch, however for the image in the middle i started to introduce some text as well, which are the words that the person in the piece has spoke to me about.
This project was socially engaged, and i worked within the community to find the information to work with in these piece's. The information begins to come through in this project, but has developed a lot more in latter piece's.
I also have an installation that goes alongside this project which i will upload in a separate post :)